teethe

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From Middle English tethen, from Old English tēþan (to teethe), from Proto-Germanic *tanþijaną (to teethe), from Proto-Germanic *tanþs (tooth). Cognate with German zähnen (to provide with teeth).

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  • IPA(key): /tiːð/
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  • Rhymes: -iːð

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teethe (third-person singular simple present teethes, present participle teething, simple past and past participle teethed)

  1. (intransitive) To grow teeth.
    Babies typically start teething at about six months.
  2. (intransitive) To bite on something to relieve discomfort caused by growing teeth.
    She'll teethe on anything that she can get into her mouth.

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